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Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt

with Deborah Moebes
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Join author Deborah Moebes in this sewing adventure as you design and sew an a-line skirt tailored to your shape and style.

An accomplished author, Deborah Moebes guides you through designing an a-line skirt tailored to your exact measurements and sewing your garment in a style that equally suits you. Gain an understanding of ease, dart design and pocket creation, while learning techniques to create skirt volume and support. You'll also want to take plenty of video notes in this information-rich course as Deborah shows you multiple variations on this classic look. Don’t walk the line of skirt patterning; create your own by enrolling today in Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Deborah and get prepared to make an a-line skirt!


Lesson 2. Tools & Materials

  • Get a look at everything you'll need to make your skirt. Deborah explains everything you will need.


Lesson 3. Taking Accurate Measurements

  • Understand the importance of accuracy with Deborah's help. Discuss how to take the right measurements and what to wear.


Lesson 4. Drafting the Pattern

  • Learn to draft your pattern with Deborah's step-by-step instructions. You'll explore alternative measurements, as well as squaring up and labeling.


Lesson 5. Constructing the Skirt

  • Prepare the fabric, assemble the muslin, explore the invisible zipper and tackle fitting changes - all with Deborah's help.


Lesson 6. Perfecting the Pattern

  • Learn how to make your skirt perfect by adding a waistband, constructing the hem and transferring those all-important darts!


Lesson 7. Adding a Facing

  • Get more support by adding a facing to your a-line skirt. Then explore other zipper options and understitching.


Lesson 8. Making a Yoke

  • Learn to shape without darts, sew your yoke and add the invisible zipper as you follow along with Deborah's detailed instruction.


Lesson 9. Slashing & Spreading to Add Volume

  • Put a swish in your step by adding these voluptuous variations. You can pump up the volume of any a-line with these fun techniques.


Lesson 10. Pockets

  • Learn to create lined and unlined patch pockets, as well as muffin pockets and inseam pockets.


Lesson 11. Bonus: Your Next Skirts

  • Start designing additional a-line skirts with different fabrics, linings and embellishments such as ruffles, ric rac and appliqué.

"I really loved this class! The instructor was perfect, in my opinion. The pace was just right and very easy to follow. I am a beginner and I had already taken a beginner sewing class so this class was great. I loved being able to make my own pattern and sew up this simple, cute skirt. I enjoyed how comfortable the instructor was and the tips she gave were very helpful ... My confidence took a big boost with this project and I would be very excited to take another class with this instructor."
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